Ohio DNR wants to clear-cut and burn it’s way through Ohio’s natural forests. Take action
The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.
Ohio is enriched by its vast water resources, flowing from Lake Erie all the way to the Ohio River. The health and condition of Ohio’s waterways impact our quality of life, as we rely on them for safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, consumable fish, recreation, and shipping. Challenges stem from polluting industries, agricultural and stormwater runoff, urban development, sewer overflows, and more. The campaign advocates for solutions to prevent waterway pollution – working locally to protect our rivers, streams, tributaries, and wetlands across the state. Lake Erie protection is also critical for Ohio and includes efforts by both the Sierra Club Western Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio local groups.
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February 26th, 2010
If you are consuming fish from Ohio’s lakes, rivers, and streams, be aware that there are fish consumption advisories to limit your exposure to mercury, PCBs, and pesticides found in Ohio fish. The Ohio Department of Health advises “that all persons limit consumption of sport fish caught from all waterbodies in Ohio to one meal per week, unless there is a more or less restrictive advisory.”
February 1st, 2010
U.S. EPA is releasing a first-of-its-kind water quality scorecard that will help communities in rural, suburban and urban settings incorporate green infrastructure practices to protect local water quality and improve both the built and natural environment.
February 1st, 2010
On Feb. 2 and 3, Ohio EPA will hold three public information sessions to assist those who wish to comment on the draft 2010 water quality report that depicts the status of Ohio’s waterways. One item we can take away from this process is that we don’t have updated monitoring information about several large rivers in Ohio, and that information is not reflected in the water quality report. Read More
January 13th, 2010
Let the U.S. EPA know that you support basic protection for the MICHINDOH aquifer, the primary source of drinking water for more than 385,000 people in parts of NW Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. The comment period has been extended to April 16.
November 18th, 2009
Aveda Institute Columbus Takes Environmental Ethics Beyond Their Front Doors
COLUMBUS– Aveda Institute Columbus recently awarded nearly $30,000 to the Ohio Sierra Club Clean Water Campaign, thanks to a variety of student fundraising activities during Earth Month 2009.